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For the first time in the Female Midget National Championship, there is a repeat champion after the St. Albert Slash beat the Saskatoon Stars 2-1 in the final.
After four days of the TELUS Cups, contenders are starting to separate from pretenders. The Notre Dame Hounds from Saskatchewan are alone atop the standing with a perfect 4-0, including a hard-fought 2-1 win over Lethbridge. They are first in both goals scored goals allowed.
The Saskatoon Stars have soared through the field at the Esso Cup, posting a perfect 5-0 mark against their competitors. They’ve outscored opponents 23-3 in including three shutouts. The closest games they’ve played were a 4-1 win over St. Albert and 5-2 victory over the Northern Selects.
ISS Hockey releases their April Top 31 Rankings for the 2018 NHL Draft, with Jacob Ingham listed as one of top two ranked goalies. Despite a tough year for the Mississauga Steelheads, Ingham stood out and has been ranked high by ISS Hockey throughout the latter half of the season.
Further east, the best female Midget teams head to Bridgewater, NS, the host of the 2018 Esso Cup. Located just over an hour south of Halifax, the Esso Cup is being held in the Atlantic region for the first time.
The talent in the TELUS Cup is always abundant, and several top prospects for Canadian Hockey League (CHL) drafts will be under the spotlight this year – some looking to boost draft stock and others hoping to impress their major junior or college teams.
On Thursday, April 5, the Quebec Major Hockey League announced on behalf of the 2019 Memorial Cup Site Selection Committee that the 101st edition of the tournament has been awarded to the Halifax Mooseheads.
The Vancouver Giants recently announced that 2001-born defenceman Bowen Byram (Cranbrook, B.C.) has been named to Canada’s National Men's Under-18 Training Camp roster for the 2018 IIHF U18 World Championship in Chelyabinsk and Magnitogorsk, Russia, April 19-29.
Serron Noel has climbed to spot #21 on the latest ISS Top 31 Prospects list, since breaking the list at 31 in December. The Ottawa native has worked his way onto the A list in his sophomore year with the Oshawa Generals after helping Canada win gold at Ivan Hlinka. He’s sitting on 53 points in 62 regular season games, with several multi-point performances under his belt.
ISS Hockey releases their February Top 31 Rankings for the 2018 NHL Draft, with forward Barrett Hayton climbing up as he has steadily all season to land at 13.
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